Parking company says publisher committed fraud by parking domains it didn’t own.
Oversee.net, parent company of domain parking company DomainSponsor, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) against one of its former customers.
The lawsuit alleges that Simple Solutions, LLC, parked domains with DomainSponsor and represented that it owned the domain names. However, Oversee.net alleges that Simple Solutions didn’t actually own the domains, and their ownership was in dispute.
DomainSponsor’s advertising feed provider refused to pay DomainSponsor for clicks on the domains because of the dispute over ownership. The parking company ended up paying over $75,000 to the defendants, but its feed provider didn’t pay DomainSponsor for any of the clicks. (Although not referenced in the lawsuit, DomainSponsor’s main ad feed is Google).
The alleged fraud took place in November and December 2006.
Oversee.net is suing for breach of contract and fraud. It is seeking actual damages, interest, punitive damages, and attorneys fees.